Mumba Yachi

Q&A with Artists

Mumba Yachi is an award-winning musician born and raised in a border town between Zambia and Congo in Mokambo. He is a Congolese musician, performer, and activist based in Zambia who has been working in the music industry for over 10 years. His music, popularly known as “Yachi Music” is driven by his passion to speak on Pan Africanism tapping from experiences in history, the present, and possible future with the intention to educate, inform, encourage, heal and spark up thought-provoking conversations with his audience.

How would you describe your style?
African music with different influences from all over the world.

Why do you do what you do?
I believe it’s who I am. This is me fulfilling my life’s purpose, my own way of contributing something healing and beautiful to the world.

Ambition or talent: which matters more to you?
Both are very important, they compliment each other. Though I do know some artists who have one more than the other and are successful. But if you have both talent and ambition as an artist you are able to make that impact even more.

What inspires you to create music?
My inspiration comes from any place, nature, people, the laws of nature, sometimes just unique sounds from different things also cultures inspire me a lot, anything to me is an inspiration.

How did you feel when signing a contract with Rehegoo?
Good, I’m excited to work together with the team to make sure that many people experience #YachiMusic.

What is the greatest achievement of your career so far?
Being one of the first United Nations Music Champions for the HeForShe gender campaign in Zambia.

What has been the biggest obstacle?
To capture a wider audience

What is the best and worst gig you have ever played?
Stanbic Music Festival, performing alongside Boy II Men has been my best gig. I don’t think I have any worst.

What is your worst and best fan moment?
I have not experienced any worst fan moments yet I hope I never have to, but every moment I have had with the fans who I call “Majesties” has always been beautiful. Seeing their eyes light up when they see me or watch me perform reminds me not to take the power of my music for granted.

What is a favorite song of yours?
I don’t have a favorite. My songs are like my children I can’t pick my favorite child I love them all.

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